It is an annual herbaceous plant that reaches a height of 20-50 cm . The root is long , simple or branched.

The roots , stems and leaves contain a milky juice . From the top of the root of the sheets come in rosette . Their shape is not completely the same , however they generally are oblong , toothed , lobed , large, red stem and thick , red central nerve.

Their color is dark green , glossy on the upper surface and lighter on the bottom . Very common are the red spots on their leaves .

Taste : milky and slightly bitter . It is sweet when cooked.

Usage: zochoi eaten cooked with other greens or in pies and help weaken the bitter taste . The tender parts can be used raw in salads .

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